Presentation 2010-08-05
Development of an iPod Touch application software for the support of persons with aphasia
Junichi URUSHIYAMA, Yurina NODA, Natsumi FUJIWARA,
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Abstract(in English) A "communication notebook" is a tool to help an aphasiac communicate with others. The notebook lists common words of daily use and corresponding illustrations according to their categories. An aphasic can point to a word or an illustration he/she wants in order to communicate. However, one problem associated with this tool is that such a notebook needs to contain different items for each and every aphasic, whose symptoms and lifestyle are unique. Therefore, aphasia support groups need to prepare a different notebook for each and every patient. In light of this problem, we have attempted to develop a new type of a communication notebook in the form of an iPod touch application. Support groups can easily edit the contents of this notebook and demonstrate it to an aphasiac. In addition, we have conducted a survey using this new application and identified scope for improvements and new functions.
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Keyword(in English) aphasia / iPod touch / Speech Therapist / communication notebook / communication
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Conference Date 2010/7/29(1days)
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Title (in English) Development of an iPod Touch application software for the support of persons with aphasia
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Keyword(1) aphasia
Keyword(2) iPod touch
Keyword(3) Speech Therapist
Keyword(4) communication notebook
Keyword(5) communication
1st Author's Name Junichi URUSHIYAMA
1st Author's Affiliation Tohoku Fukushi University()
2nd Author's Name Yurina NODA
2nd Author's Affiliation Tohoku Fukushi University
3rd Author's Name Natsumi FUJIWARA
3rd Author's Affiliation Tohoku Fukushi University
Date 2010-08-05
Paper # WIT2010-19
Volume (vol) vol.110
Number (no) 164
Page pp.pp.-
#Pages 6
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